Reference of this quotation. Brecht was a communist and as such defended a working class notion of ethics. For him there are ethics developing within the working class. It is called the dictatorship of the proletariat in standard words. And that ethical approach of life is based on an empty stomach. Look and listen to these union activists that are overweight, obese and dare speak of hunger and poverty. They are betraying their own class. Brecht developed an epic approach of theater that enabled him to say he wanted to activate the desire of moral hence class action among the proletariat and their allies. That’s the meaning of his staying in East Germany till his end. He defended the ethics of empty stomachs and hard working hands.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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